– State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that Somerset and Bedford counties are scheduled to transition to the green phase of the governor’s reopening plan on Friday, June 5. Other counties transitioning to the green phase on June 5 include Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
“Throughout these unprecedented times, the governor has consistently followed our lead in terms of reopening the Commonwealth. Although he may veto our legislation, in many cases, he has quickly followed with his own announcements to accomplish the same goals,” said Metzgar. “He is beginning to listen to the voices of Pennsylvanians everywhere. I thank everyone for their efforts to get us further down the road of returning to normalcy, and I ask you to join me in continuing those efforts.”
The green phase of the governor’s three-stage reopening plan has the fewest restrictions on businesses and social interactions, although some social distancing measures will still be in place. Guidance for citizens and businesses can be found here
“Somerset and Bedford counties have met the requirements to enter the green phase for some time now. At long last, the governor and the Department of Health finally recognizing this,” Metzgar continued. “Now we can really start opening up our businesses and getting back to a sense of normalcy.”
Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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